Question about TI calculator

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Sat Dec 21 13:45:01 2002

> > The first used LED display. It went through batteries almost as fast as
> > you could put them in, and a charge lasted at most hours. But it worked
> > GREAT when plugged in.

On Fri, 20 Dec 2002, Peter C. Wallace wrote:
> I think that's a little pessimistic...

The rechargeable pack of mine would not hold a charge - a replacement
might be in order. And with disposable batteries in it, I've had it go
dead in a shorter time than one of my long work sessions.

> I have one of those on my desk, the 9V battery in it is least 6 months old and
> still good, I dont use it all that often but a couple of times a week. The
> fact that the calculator goes asleep (display goes into standby in ~30
> seconds, calculator powers down in several minutes) helps

My LED (early model) one did NOT go into standby. THAT difference between
yours and mine would be enough to account for it.

> > The second used LCD display. The batteries last a LONG
> > time! Unfortunately, the keyboard seems to not last as long as a charge
> > of the batteries!

My LCD one does shutdown. But the flaky keyboard is not as nice as the
LED one (when it's plugged in)
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